[PD] 2 gems and four monitors

Abelardo Gil-Fournier abelardo at medialabmadrid.org
Mon Jun 20 13:01:13 CEST 2005


Some cards  -radeon, e.g.- support the MergeFB extension of the X server. It 
allows to have multiple head configurations with DRI enabled.


That should work also for Georg.

El Sábado, 18 de Junio de 2005 12:32, vanDongen/Gilcher escribió:
> On Friday 17 June 2005 23:26, Thomas O Fredericks wrote:
> > I would want the quad display under Linux and XP. Anybody have an idea?
> >
> > Tom
> The biggest problem is finding a way to have hardware accelleration on all
> 4 monitors. There are a few quad monitor cards that can do that, but they
> are expensive and they may need a commercial X-server.
> You might be able to use two PCIe cards and configure those. Also expensive
> if you have to buy a new motherboard with dual pci-express slots.
> And I don't know if it will work :)
> It is probably easier  to get 2 cheap dualhead cards in two cheap pc's and
> use OSC or netsend to connect the two.
> Although finding dualhead cards that will do openGL on both heads is maybe
> not so easy after all.
> Gerard
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